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Keeton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Ketton in Durham or one in Rutland or from Keaton in Ermington, Devon. The first is named from the Old English personal name Catta or the Old Norse personal name Káti + Old English tun ‘settlement’; the second is probably from an old river name or tribal name Cetan (possibly a derivative of Celtic ced ‘wood’) + Old English ea ‘river’; and the last possibly from Cornish kee ‘hedge’, ‘bank’ + Old English tun.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Kenton, Elton, Exton, Seaton, Kempton, Leaton, Yelton, Belton, Benton

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Where is the Keeton family from?

You can see how Keeton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keeton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keeton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Keeton families living in Tennessee. This was about 25% of all the recorded Keeton's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Keeton families in 1840.
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What did your Keeton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keeton. 27% of Keeton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Keeton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keeton were Farming and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Keeton. For the veterans among your Keeton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keeton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Keeton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Keeton in 1940 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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